[Devcon has] uncovered an experimental and more complex form of malware than previously seen inside of several major ad networks, potentially signaling that mainstream hackers are looking to target the ad-tech ecosystem beyond siphoning revenue.Read More
In a letter sent today to the Federal Trade Commission, Sen. Mark Warner warned of the growing danger of digital advertising fraud and what he says is the inattention and "willful blindness" of Google and other major players to fraudulent and criminal activity.Read More
The malvertising space may be seeing an influx of more advanced threat actors according one research report that found polyglot images now being used to disguise malvertising attacks.
Polyglot images, which differ from their near cousins steganographic images primarily by not needing an external script to extract the payload, have been spotted in the wild.Read More
Officials at Devcon told The Hill on Sunday they uncovered the use of the technique - known as a polyglot - on Friday. They said that the use of polyglots, which are considered to be among the more technically advanced techniques available for cyber criminals, points to more hackers committing digital ad fraud.Read More
Attackers use BMP (.bmp) images in the malvertising campaigns and manipulate the size of the image bytes and hexadecimal characters to trick the computer to believe it as something else.Read More
Cybercriminals have started using so-called ‘polyglot images’ to disguise malvertising attacks.
We’ve noticed a troubling side of data leakage - letting data slip to nation states with loose or outright authoritarian policies about information security.Read More
An exploit in Ads.txt, giving way to concern over the effectiveness of the industry-accepted fraud-fighting tool for programmatic ad buying and selling
Devcon works with ad networks and publishers to “eliminate 99 percent of the nefarious things that are making their way through the system.”Read More
DEVCON, a cybersecurity software company dedicated to defeating ad fraud and preserving independent journalism, today announced that one of the nation’s foremost authorities on cyber crime, Michael F.D. Anaya, has joined its team as the Head of Global Cyber Investigations and Government Relations.Read More
As the ad-tech world continues to soul-search after the indictments and arrests of several foreign nationals related to a massive ad-fraud scheme, another firm says it’s investigating a similar case involving another 30 fake ad networks.Read More
Election Day exploits surge with increase of 20,000% on pages with political content on November 6, 2018.Read More
Ad fraud targeting publishers with political content increased 20,000 percent on Election Day 2018, according to DEVCON.Read More
Advertisement fraud can take many forms – from hidden malware in banner ads and click jacking to CPU-sapping cryptominers that slow devices down to a crawl.Read More
By participating in the program, LMA members will use the DEVCON platform to immediately detect any incoming ad fraud activity while contributing the data discovered by the platform to the comprehensive study.Read More